A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Pearisburg in Virginia on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 12:33:10 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.75 km (13 miles). Exact location of event, depth 20.75 km, -80.7014999° West, 37.4550018° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 17:33:10 / September 13, 2017 @ 5:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: se60179327, us2000allb. Id of event: se60179327.
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Roanoke (c. 97 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Blacksburg (c. 42 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cave Spring (c. 24 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Salem (c. 24 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Christiansburg (c. 21 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vinton, Covington, Roanoke (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km NNE of Pearisburg, Virginia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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